Calvary Cemetery, 12:45 pm, 58 degrees, sunny, Friday 11/17/17.
Original sketch on site. The quote is from a different grave – a classic message to the visitor.
More color added, water added. This is a scan, so the colors are brighter than they really are.
Sketch was done while sitting on the edge of the ledger of Oliver A. Bland – 1854 + 1940. All that space on the marker and there is just his name and birth/death years. There is room for plenty more information. But, to be honest, in 50 years it will have worn away or gotten covered in lichen.
Info from Find A Grave website –
“Oliver Arthur Bland was born on October 18, 1854 in Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Bland (ca 1832- ) and his wife Henrietta (Hughes) Bland (ca 1837- ).
He was married 1st on September 21, 1879 in Sumner County to Minerva L Hutchins (c Sep 1862- ). He was married 2nd to the much younger Sydney Crawford, who was born about 1905. Oliver had no known children.
A retired banker and lumberman living at 1903 Cedar Lane, Nashville, he was 86 years old and married when he died at home of cancer of the tongue on October 27, 1940. Burial was the next day in Calvary Cemetery, Nashville.
Most of the above is from his Death Certificate, with Sydney Crawford Bland of 1903 Cedar Lane as the informant.”